Category Archives: Poetry and stories

Words in rhyme, words in free verse, stories of time, stories to be nursed.

Pre-2020©

Pre-2020© By Anna Greene Dell’Era© As I gaze seagulls’ flight I give thanks for the gift of sight As I peer the intensity of the sea’s aquamarine I accept the unknown of things unseen I reflect on my ancestors’ plight … Continue reading

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And, this is my America.

I saw the video concerning the confrontation between the Covington Students and the Elder Native American, Mr. Nathan Phillips on Twitter. I was saddened, angry, and felt I must respond. Last night, I viewed the uploaded video which included the … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning

by Anna Greene Dell’Era copyright On this early Sunday morning My heart is open to pray I kneel at my throne of worship A melody comes my way Lord, you are so amazing Your touch, so warm yet light You … Continue reading

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Lord, Do You Hear Me?

LORD, You must be tired of the black mamas/papas wails of grief Ricocheting off streets of gray concrete. Chaos unisoned in conflicting waves Skeletons of past discord Rattling as the war is waged. Lord, You must be tired Of seeing … Continue reading

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HE SAID, “‘I CAN’T BREATHE'” : FOR THE LIVES OF THOSE TAKEN : TRIBUTE TO ERIC GARNER

JUSTICE FOR ERIC GARNER As an African-American female residing abroad, I can attest to uncomfortable, racially incited situations involving police officers, border police, albeit, authority figures, in Europe and Stateside. For the record, I have had to initiate legal intervention … Continue reading

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Elephant Thoughts

Elephant Thoughts by Anna Greene Dell’Era (All Rights Reserved) Elephant Thoughts It must be nice to walk without a lot of weight Must be calming to have others observe your gait Must be intriguing to lie down without the stomach … Continue reading

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Lean……on me!

Connection to the Almighty is necessary in order to jump over fences, regain equilibrium, and defy tenses. Feeling blessed and giving God the glory! Continue reading

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